Top golfers up their game before Ryder Cup tees off
ATLANTA - Reuters
Brandt Snedeker poses with the FedExCup and PGA Tour Championship trophies. The American golfer shows signs of a surge in form right before the Ryder Cup. AFP photoTour Championship winner Brandt Snedeker and runner-up Justin Rose were among the players who delivered rising form in the final event of the PGA Tour’s regular season ahead of this week’s Ryder Cup
With Snedeker leading the way, nine members of the 12-man American team finished in the top 15 at East Lake Golf Club and Englishman Rose was one of three European players to follow suit.
The entire U.S. Ryder Cup team competed in the elite field of 30 at the Tour Championship while just five of the players who will represent Europe next week at Medinah Country Club outside Chicago took part.
“It’s been a real good ebb-and-flow between the American team and European team,” runner-up Rose said. “I think it’s set up for a great week in Chicago.
“Two great teams, all in the top 40 in the world, something like that. It’s probably as strong as it’s ever been between the two teams. All 12 of their guys played this week, and only five of ours did. We’ll see how that plays out.”
The Ryder Cup starts on Sept. 28.